Known for her sizzling lyrics and delivery, country music fans will get to see Ms. Wilson sing all of her hits including “Redneck Woman” and “Here for the Party.” Opening for Gretchen Wilson is 2012 Academy of Country Music Duo of the Year nominee Steele Magnolia. The winners of CMT’s “Can You Duet” made headlines when their bracing take of “Keep on Lovin You” broke through as the highest charting debut single by a duo in Billboard history and climbed all the way to No. 5 on the Billboard Country Charts. Taking the stage before Steele Magnolia is newcomer Lyndsey Highlander. In 2012 she has opened 4 sold out Travis Tritt concerts and will tour this summer with Reba McEntire and Little Texas.
Before Big & Rich take the stage Country Music fans can give a tip of their hats to multiple hit producing country music star Tracy Lawrence . Over a two decade career Tracy Lawrence has been a hit producing machine and his collaboration with longtime friends Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, “Find Out Who Your Friends Are”, reached No. 1 on the Billboard country chart and was later named the Academy of Country Music vocal event of the year.
Opening for Tracy Lawrence is Country Music mainstay Darryl Worley. Mr. Worley is known for his 3 No. 1 singles “I Miss My Friend,” “Awful, Beautiful Life,” and “Have You Forgotten?”. Mr. Worley has been nominated for 5 major ACM and CMA awards and continues to perform around the country as well as write new material.
Before Darryl Worley takes the stage NY Country Jam fans can hear 2012 Academy of Country Music Songwriter of the Year nominee David Lee Murphy. Mr. Murphy has written or co-written 13 charting country singles including the #1 hit “Dust on the Bottle.” He also co-wrote “Living In Fast Forward” by Kenny Chesney, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” by Thompson Square, “”Always the Love Songs” by Eli Young Band, “The More I Drink” by Blake Shelton, “Big Green Tractor” by Jason Aldean, “A Feeling Like That” by Gary Allan and “Goes Down Easy” by Van Zant.
American Idol fans remember Bo Bice wowing the judges with his rendition of “Whipping Post” when he reached the show’s final rounds. Finally healed after suffering from intestinal issues Mr. Bice is
releasing new material and returning to the road this summer.
Local Country Music bands have a chance to join this incredible lineup by visiting www.nycountryjam.com and registering to “play your way in” during the “Nothin’ Fancy 20th Anniversary Celebration on June 2, 2012 in Vernon, NY. Nothin’ Fancy is Central New York’s largest live
Country Music venue. We will select bands to play our event in a contest being held at that event.
Tickets to NY Country Jam will go on sale at www.nycountryjam.com on Thursday, April 5th. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase 2-day General Admission tickets for only $59 until April 15th, 2012. In
addition fans will have the opportunity to purchase VIP seating which includes seating in rows 1-5, a meal, beverages and reserved restroom facilities and Reserved seating which includes special seating in
rows 6-18 and reserved restroom facilities. NY Country Jam will feature 1,000 campsites for those fans wanting to stay at the festival site. Campsites can be purchased on the website as well. New ticket
outlets will be released on www.nycountryjam.com soon.